IT IS TIME for an entryway intervention. These formerly warm, welcoming spaces have turned into mini medical-supply stores—dumping grounds for masks, rubber gloves, bottles of hand sanitizer and wipes galore. With space at a premium, safety-minded tastemakers are struggling to add personal protective equipment to an existing mix of coats, shoes and backpacks in an orderly yet stylish way.
“I have two kids and a husband, and we’ve been trying to figure out the mask-by-the-door thing in a small house with no mud room or entry closet,” admitted Shira Gill, an organizing expert whose book “Minimalista” (Penguin Random House) arrives next year. “I already had hooks by the front door for jackets, but now we each